Latest Pendulum Stories

2010-08-06 08:35:00

Wielding two claws, a motor and a tail that swings like a grandfather clock's pendulum, a small robot named ROCR ("rocker") scrambles up a carpeted, 8-foot wall in just over 15 seconds "“ the first such robot designed to climb efficiently and move like human rock climbers or apes swinging through trees. "While this robot eventually can be used for inspection, maintenance and surveillance, probably the greatest short-term potential is as a teaching tool or as a really cool toy," says...

2009-09-03 10:43:06

PTB researchers want to construct the "atomic clock of the future" much more simply and more compactly than the previous elaborate laboratory set-ups You imagine a clock to be different - yet the optical table with its many complicated set-ups really is one. Optical clocks like the strontium clock in the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) in Braunschweig could be the atomic clocks of the future; some of them though are already ten times more precise and stable than the best primary...

2009-05-04 08:10:00

NEW YORK, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Greg O'Quin and vocal ensemble iPraize returns to the gospel music scene with a brand new album, AFTER THE STORM. After a long 8-year hiatus, O'Quin is back on a new label, Pendulum Records, to offer a dynamic CD with 15 power-filled songs. O'Quin, a native of Dallas, hit the scene in 2001 and scored with a smash song, "I Told The Storm." It captured the people's hearts and emotions as it told the story of resilience and survival. That song went on to be...

2009-02-05 11:00:00

STOCKHOLM, February 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pendulum Instruments, a company of the Orolia Group (NYSE Alternext Paris - FR0010501015 - ALORO), today announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the addition of a one-channel, single frequency (L1) GPS signal generator. This high-technology solution dedicated to complex navigation applications and environments has been acquired from Naviva, a Space Systems Finland (SSF) business unit, a leading provider of location...

2008-10-10 09:00:35

By Scott Iwasaki Deseret News Pendulum, known in the music world as a drum-and-bass band from Australia, is embarking on its first United States tour in a few weeks. The band -- vocalist/synthesizerist Rob Swire, bassist Gareth McGrillen, guitarist Peredure ap Gwynedd, DJ Paul "El Hornet" Harding and drummer Paul Kodish -- were arriving on a plane in Brazil from the United Kingdom when the Deseret News caught up with McGrillen via e-mail. Here is the e-mail interview: Deseret News:...

2008-07-05 09:00:06

By CHRISTINA PATTERSON "Cultures," said an academic called Professor Ellis Cashmore on Radio 4 this week, "are no better or worse than each other." Indeed. Cultures, for example, which offer a tasty smorgasbord of rabbits, beans and humans to whet the appetites of angry gods; cultures in which children who emerge from birth looking a little puny are left on hillsides to die; cultures which mark the emergence of a human infant with batteries of benefits; cultures in which politicians fawn...

2008-02-18 11:15:00

U.S. physicists have designed a new atomic clock that will not gain nor lose a second in more than 200 million years.The new precision clock was developed in the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, a combined effort between NIST and the University of Colorado in Boulder. Another atomic clock was also created there, and both clocks are raising the standard of time."These clocks are improving so rapidly that it is impossible to tell which one will be the best," said Tom 0'Brian, head...

2006-03-27 09:05:49

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - A manuscript charting the birth of modern science, lost for more than 200 years, goes on sale on Tuesday with a price tag in excess of one million pounds. Hailed as "science's missing link," the journal of Robert Hooke contains details of experiments he conducted as curator at the Royal Society from 1662 and his correspondence as its secretary from 1677. It was found by chance in a cupboard at a private house in Hampshire by experts from...

Latest Pendulum Reference Libraries

2010-09-16 15:30:25

An astronomical clock is a clock with special mechanisms and dials to display astronomical information. This information can include everything from the relative position of the sun and the moon to major planets to zodiacal constellations. The term Astronomical clock is loosely used to refer to any clock that shows astronomical information. The clock could include the location of the sun and the moon, age and phase of the moon as well as other astronomical data. However, it should not be...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.